While a lot of Great American Food and Music Fest attendees are going to be getting refunds (more info on that later), some segment of the crowd actually did manage to eek out a good time. To wit: Our contest winner Susan Anderson and her family. Anderson wrote us yesterday and said that while they did have to wait around until the vendors switched from the failed electronic bracelet system, they got to do everything they wanted, and stayed till 10 p.m.:
By the time the lunch crowd died down, the lines became much more manageable. We ate at from every vendor that we had wanted to, including BurgerMeister Burgers, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Katz Deli Pastrami Sandwiches and BBQ Wings, Tony Luke’s Philly CheeseSteak and Italian Sausage Sandwiches, Chocolate Bouchons, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Charlie’s Chocolates, and It’s It. Everything was delicious and freshly cooked, and there wasn’t a loser in the bunch. Towards the end of the evening, most vendors didn’t have any lines at all. We brought home so much food in takeout containers, that we had it for lunch yesterday, and still have some leftover!
We’re not trying to deny that the event was, by almost all accounts, a travesty, but we did think it worth mentioning that that verdict was not unanimous. As for the masses howling for their money back, you can get one by sending a photocopy of your ticket and a brief explanation as to why you’re asking for a refund to:
Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Parkway; Mountain View, Ca. 74043. Attention: Box office refund.
[Previously: Hurry Up and Wait at the Great American Food and Music Fest]
[Photo: Via Alexis Wright/flickr]